Many of us, myself included, are increasingly focused on new and better ways to manage library collections. Since those collections are now predominantly electronic, old technology just doesn’t work for us anymore. At Serials Solutions® we are building Intota™, a web-scale management solution that provides unified, intelligent workflows, as well as integrated assessment and built-in interoperability. We are also building a new, authoritative knowledgebase to provide comprehensive data management for all formats.
The goal of Intota and the new Knowledgebase is to make library staff more productive, so that the library staff can use their talents and creativity to focus on the new mission of the academic library. Libraries need to showcase their relevance in new ways.
But, what is the new mission? What are those new ways to demonstrate relevance? For many library staff, those questions are part of deciding to re-engineer collection management processes. What are the new initiatives that staff should be planning for?
A new article in the October issue of Computers in Libraries provides one library’s answer to those questions. Cyril Oberlander, the director of the Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo, describes how his library is responding to the challenge of showcasing value in the age of electronic collections. Cyril and his staff are Development Partners with Serials Solutions on Intota. He became a Partner library specifically because there are new initiatives for the library to undertake now.
Read his article.
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